HKU on Coronavirus (Oct 7-29)


HKU in the news (Oct 7-Oct 29)

Oct 29 HKU microbiologist Dr Ho Pak-leung thinks there is no evidence showing flu shot in Korea causes death and advises parents to take their children to get their shot (Professor Ho Pak-leung) (link)

Oct 27 HKU Chief of Infectious disease thinks Covid-19 death rate could be lowered among sickest patients using blood plasma treatment (Professor Ivan Hung) (link)

Oct 24 HKU microbiologist Professor Yuen kwok-yung urges private clinics to step up testing of suspected carriers to avoid a fourth wave of the disease (Professor Yuen Kwok-yung) (link)

Oct 20 HKU research reveals sharing too much information on pandemic may have a negative impact on family relationships (link)

Oct 20 HKU microbiologist Dr Ho Pak-leung thinks the study on the riskiness of different musical instruments could influence orchestral seating arrangements going forward (Professor Ho Pak-leung) (link)

Oct 19 HKU scientists and microbiologists jointly discover a novel antiviral strategy for treatment of COVID-19 using existing metallodrugs, a drug for stomach ulcers has potential as coronavirus treatment option and at much lower cost than Remdesivir (Professor Yuen Kwok-yung) (link) (link)

Oct 12 HKU Pharmacology and Pharmacy collaborates to train over 100 pharmacists to vaccinate people for Covid-19

Oct 12 HKU scientists and microbiologists expects HKU co-developed COVID-19 vaccine to undergo first-phase clinical trial in Hong Kong in November (Professor Yuen Kwok-yung) (link)

Oct 8 HKU Dean of Medicine estimates that the reproduction rate of the coronavirus in Hong Kong is inching towards a point where one person could rapidly infect another (Professor Gabriel Leung) (link)